Krinova Incubator & Science Park
Krinova stimulates novel thinking and creates jobs and growth. We do this by transforming societal challenges into innovation projects, bringing companies, the public sector and academia together in collaborations that result in long-term and sustainable development.
We are a meeting place for people and ideas and offer innovation and development support to companies – ranging from idea stage to established ones. Within the profile area food – environment – health, we create partnerships and projects at a, regional, national and international level. For more than ten years, we have spearheaded various food-related initiatives and are Sweden’s first and largest incubator and science park with focus on food. Krinova is one of the 65 members of the national association for Swedish Incubators & Science Parks (SISP).
The food industry and primary production sector are dominant in Kristianstad and northeast Skåne, which is why Krinova is Sweden’s only Incubator & Science Park with food as a profile. The food community connected to Krinova includes 1000 SME-scale food businesses.
Formas is a Swedish Research Council for sustainable development. We work with research funding, strategy, assessment and analysis as well as research communication.
Formas is funding research of highest scientific quality and of relevance for our areas of responsibility through various calls. In total, we distribute 1,3 billion SEK to different research projects every year.
We allocate about half of our means through our annual open call, where researchers identify research needs within our areas of responsibility: Environment, Agricultural Sciences and Spatial Planning. This means research within areas such as Climate, Circular economy, Food, Agriculture, Forestry and Urban planning. The other half of our research means goes to national and international calls that focus on specific research areas. How the funds are allocated is decided by Formas’ Scientific Council, our decision-making body.
We assess the research and development projects that we finance and assist the government with input to their research policy.
We communicate research and research results to the public through e.g. our web magazine Extrakt (in Swedish), our digital channels and breakfast seminars.